Call the Midwife: Season 4 (2015)

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Air date: Mar 29, 2015

In the Season 4 premiere, a new arrival earns respect after helping a new mother; Trixie faces an emotionally draining case; the Turners broker a domestic deal; and Sister Evangelina agrees to undergo tests for her abdominal pain.

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Air date: Apr 5, 2015

Barbara faces her most difficult case when a birth goes wrong, leaving her in a place she has never been before. Meanwhile, Sister Julienne struggles to cope with financial pressure that threatens Nonnatus House.

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Air date: Apr 12, 2015

A mother's life is upended when her husband is arrested for gross indecency with a man; Nurse Crane tries to help a malnourished pregnant woman; Tom asks Trixie to oversee an official church duty; and Fred attempts to quell a rat infestation.

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Air date: Apr 19, 2015

Sister Winifred cares for an expectant prostitute; Sister Monica Joan feels redundant as the midwives go about their work; Barbara can't understand why a man would pressure his wife for a son; and the bishop meets with Tom, which causes an argument between Trixie and Tom.

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Air date: Apr 26, 2015

A Christian Science couple is suspected of harming their baby; Barbara tries to communicate with a pregnant woman who can't speak English; Sister Mary Cynthia returns; and Fred meets a woman who catches his eye.

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Air date: May 3, 2015

A teenager's pregnancy is complicated by her diabetes and her boyfriend's criminal past; Noakes accuses a group of itinerants of theft; and Fred asks Violet to a square dance that Patsy's organizing to raise funds.

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Air date: May 10, 2015

Old school friends, each pregnant with her first child, meet again; Barbara cares for Fred's elderly cousin, whose wife refuses to leave his side despite her own health problem; and Fred contemplates taking the next step with Violet.

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Air date: May 17, 2015

In the Season 4 finale, Trixie and Sister Mary Cynthia care for a deaf mother-to-be; a case of morning sickness proves to be more serious than initially believed; and Fred's daughter isn't happy about his forthcoming wedding.

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Series 4 sees the Nonnatus team returning with some new faces, as the world of midwifery moves from the 1950's to the 1960's, and personal crisis threatens the future of Nonnatus house itself.

Critic Reviews for Call the Midwife Season 4

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

There's something unique in the way the British drama Call the Midwife,... can make us feel so warm and fuzzy inside with its characters' familiar maternal presence, but [also] leave us gutted by the harsh realities of London's East End in 1960.

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Call the Midwife has all the comforting warmth we expect on Sunday evening but its greater achievement is continuing to tackle real issues of maternity care and women's lives in the period.

Mar 9, 2015 | Full Review…

The show is never saccharine or manipulative, it just tells great stories in a fully-realized world. And, often, the culmination of its tales is truly beautiful.

Sep 27, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The show compellingly tackles such tough subjects as extreme poverty, old age, disease, homosexuality, postpartum depression, alcoholism, faith, death, sexual assault, friendship, and as the narrator reminds us (a lot), love.

Jun 28, 2017 | Full Review…

The series is often moving without ever being manipulative; no easy feat, yet one that it manages to achieve episode after episode.

May 29, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Call the Midwife: Season 4

  • Jan 27, 2019
    It’s a mark of the consistent high quality of the writing in Call The Midwife that all of the characters feel like friends after just a couple of episodes. This facet of the show matters at the outset of Series Four, in which two new characters arrive at Nonnatus House to take up positions as nurses – one, Barbara Gilbert (Charlotte Christie), a junior; and the other, Phyllis Crane (Linda Bassett) an overbearing senior whose attitude instantly puts the sisters’ noses out of joint. As is always the case with this story, the series then develops to tackle some of the toughest themes the society of the time could throw at its characters, including extreme poverty, broken relationships, homosexuality, prostitution, religious sects, migrants, cancer, alcoholism and medical scandals. That lot should be enough to depress any viewer, but the phenomenal dialogue – clever, witty, gentle, incisive, heartbreaking – and the fact that all of the protagonists are folks called to care for others, who all have a genuinely decent core, means that some brutal content is confronted and dealt with in a convincing, satisfying and generally entertaining way. Inferences to the period in which the drama is set and what really happened in run-down parts of London in the Fifties also weigh heavily on the narrative, setting up what is to follow in Season Five.
  • Mar 25, 2018
    Must they have added the gay focus?
  • Jun 05, 2015
    the screaming women show another fine BBC production

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